Archive for July 16, 2013

PART THREE

STRATEGY #6: THE THEORY OF NON-VIOLENT/NON-PARTICIPATION

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NON-PARTICIPATION is the most powerful weapon we possess. We have the freedom to NOT PARTICIPATE in those things that demean or short-change black people. This includes NOT spending our hard-earned dollars where they are not respected.

For example, in 2007, at the biggest fashion events in New York City, Paris, and Italy, top American and European designers, like Jil Sander, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli, and Prada had no black runway models.

“I am virtually never allowed to photograph black models for the magazines, fashion houses, cosmetic brands, perfume companies, and advertising clients I work for. Whenever I ask to use a black model I am given excuses such as, ‘…black models do not reflect the brands values.’”  — Fashion photographer, Nick Knight.

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Despite the lack of black representation on the runways, in high-fashion advertising, and behind the scenes of the fashion industry, blacks have plenty of representation at the cash registers when we collectively spend BILLIONS OF DOLLARS on designer clothing, accessories, shoes, and apparel from white designers who DO NOT HIRE US — OR ADVERTISE IN BLACK MEDIA.

Utilizing the POWER of NON-PARTICIPATION, we would STOP begging (or demanding) to be included, and STOP BUYING WHERE WE CAN’T WORK.  No dialogue would be necessary.  Our CONSTRUCTIVE ACTIONS would speak for themselves.

A constructive (and self-respecting) response to the racism in the fashion industry would be:

“They don’t have to hire blacks for their fashion shows. They have the right to hire (or not hire) whoever they see fit.  They can do their thing, and we’ll do our thing.  Just understand this “thing” cuts both ways.  We don’t have to include them in our shows OR spend our money with them, either.”

The black collective would then spend our fashion dollars with our black designers and turn their wonderful creations into OUR fashion status symbols.  To take a page out of the white economic book, non-black designers could participate ONLY if they hire blacks and advertise in black-owned media.

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We would REFUSE to PARTICIPATE or SUPPORT ANY people, places, and things that do not respect our dollars, and START CIRCULATING those precious dollars in our own communities.

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Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida Over George Zimmerman Acquittal

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The entertainment industry has spoken in virtual unison regarding the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, branding the decision an American injustice.

Now, one singer is taking that outrage to the next level.

Stevie Wonder announced that he will not be performing in Florida where the not guilty verdict was rendered, specifically citing the state’s “stand your ground” law which some say played a role in the verdict.

In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished.” He also said he would not be performing in any other state that recognizes the law, which some say contributed to Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012….

The truth is that — for those of you who’ve lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world — we can’t bring them back,” he said. “What we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That’s what I know we can do.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/07/16/stevie-wonder-boycotts-florida

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STRATEGY #7: MINIMIZE CONTACT,  MINIMIZE CONFLICT  at home,  at work,  in public,  and at all places.

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Avoid unnecessary contact with people who seek conflict with you.  The powers-that-be use conflict to divide and conquer the black male and female.

According to the “United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept” by Neely Fuller, Jr., there are Ten Basic Stops that help to eliminate Racism and produce Justice for all Victims of Racism:

  1. Stop Snitching (to get ahead of someone else)
  2. Stop Name-Calling (describe what a person does or says rather than calling them a name. For example, instead of calling a person a “liar,” repeat what they said and say that what was said was “not true.”
  3. Stop “Cursing” (because it is insulting and demeaning, and promotes conflict, hostility, and violence).
  4. Stop Gossiping (saying something ABOUT a person that we would not be willing to say directly to that person with others listening).
  5. Stop Being Discourteous (showing a lack of consideration or acting or speaking in such a way that shows little to no regard for how others will be affected).
  6. Stop Stealing (because it promotes injustice and places a greater value on “things” than on people or justice).
  7. Stop Robbing (using the threat of bodily harm to take something from another person that does not belong to you promotes injustice).
  8. Stop Fighting (if people cannot talk in a way that minimizes conflict, they should avoid contact with each other. No contact, no conflict).
  9. Stop Killing (except in direct defense of self, others, and/or major property, it is best to avoid killing or maiming another person).
  10. Stop Squabbling Among Yourselves And Asking Racists (White Supremacists) To Settle Your Problems (because racists often create situations where blacks are encouraged to squabble among themselves. Racists do not approve of black people solving heir own problems among ourselves without the so-called “help” of the WHITE PEOPLE IN CHARGE who created the problems in the first place because that does not promote White Supremacy.
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Minimize Conflict.  No contact; no conflict.

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Minimize Conflict By Minimizing Contact  by Neely Fuller, Jr.

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Minimize Conflict By Minimizing Contact Quick Quote  by Neely Fuller, Jr.

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END OF PART TWO BOOK EXCERPT

(Excerpt from the book,  “Black Love Is A Revolutionary Act” )

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(After the Trayvon Martin Verdict What Can Black People Do?  Part One)

(After the Trayvon Martin Verdict What Can Black People Do?  Part Two)